How the Government Could Be Pushing Cheese Eating
The Washington Post's Charles Lane wrote this opinion piece about our government and its relationship to cheese. According to Lane, milk price protection for farmers causes a surplus of milk, and thus, more product for cheesemakers.
Not many foods contain more saturated fat than cheese. And the average American consumed 33 pounds of it in 2010, three times as much as he or she did in 1970. From fast-food restaurants to the school cafeteria, cheese is ubiquitous — slathered on pizza, layered atop burgers and poured over nachos. Yum!
So what if the obesity rate among adults rose from 14.5 percent in the early 1970s to 35.7 percent in 2010? Only a dietary killjoy would harp on the possible connection between cheese consumption and the nation’s obesity epidemic. Only a nanny-stater like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg would suggest that the government do something about it.